Clinical Research Coordinator I

Employer
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location
55 Lake Ave North

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) or designee, the Clinical Research Coordinator I is responsible for independently performing delegated tasks and procedures involving human subject research. This work includes coordination of regulatory activities and aspects of collection and management of data for research protocols related to treatment, ancillary services, and prevention practices.

 

We are a microbiome research laboratory that uses a variety of next-generation sequencing, molecular, and cell biology approaches to understand how diet affects the microbiome and to identify the mechanism by which diet-dependent changes of the microbiome trigger inflammation. We carry out nutritional intervention trials in patients to later validate relevant diet components or specific members of the microbiome as therapeutics both in vitro and in vivo. Our laboratory aims to advance treatment by using the knowledge generated in the bench to the care of the patients in our hospitals. We strive for diversity in science by training scientists from different backgrounds and by including underrepresented members of our community in research; thus our findings can be widely applicable to our diverse community. More information about the lab at: https://www.umassmed.edu/maldonado-contreraslab/

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the execution of a clinical study at the University of Puerto Rico.

 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Obtain consent of research participants in accordance with the IRB approved protocols and all applicable regulations including HIPAA
  • Identify, schedule and/or conduct participant study visits, interviews, and tests
  • Coordinate participant remuneration/compensation per protocol
  • Maintain all regulatory documentation, including local or central IRB and study data. Provide data/support to study Investigators, sponsors and/or external monitors/auditors
  • Identify issues with protocol compliance. Keep principal investigator and manager aware of any issues regarding compliance
  • Document and collect data and/or samples for research related procedures performed during participant study visits.
  • Ensure clinicians and/or PI accurately document their study activities according to protocol
  • Track and maintain study enrollment and completion of milestones
  • Assist with financial /operational aspects of grant and contracts. May be responsible for clinical research billing review within the required timeframe.
  • Track and maintain study related information in the data management system within the required timeframe
  • Responsible for monitoring the inventory of research related supplies
  • Participate in grant preparation, manuscript writing, data presentations and Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes
  • Provide detailed written summaries from literature searches and related sources to serve as a resource for the study team and clinicians/PIs
  • Present study status reports related to assigned research projects
  • Participate in the design, development, and documentation of study related data and collection tools, (e.g. questionnaires, treatment data and/or therapeutic checklists)
  • Maintain strict adherence to all study protocols, including all regulatory requirements adhering to appropriate federal, local and institutional guidelines.
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position
  • Adhere with established policies, health and safety regulations and requirements, procedures, and department objectives
  • Adhere to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and all human subject protection practices
  • Must practice discretion and adhere to school and hospital confidentiality at all times
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health related field, or equivalent experience
  • 0-1 year of related experience
  • Ability to travel off site locations
Additional Information

Preferred Qualifications:

Fluent in Spanish

Ability to travel to off-site locations (including Puerto Rico)

Organization

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

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  • Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.
  • Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.
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UMMS, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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